This is so fun! It’s an exercise from Carla Sonheim’s book, “Drawing Lab: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun!” And they do! In this one, you take a pen and make a quick, 1-second scribble. Then you look at it to see what you see in it, then you add as few lines and marks as necessary to bring out your picture, then you add color! For this one, I had Shan do the scribbles and I did the drawing.
Here is the before:
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And here is the after:
And here is our favorite of all of them:
And here is our second favorite, which is upside down in the image above:
I’m low energy, low motivation today after doing my morning face, so this was a great way to keep my pen moving on the paper. I’ll definitely do some of these in my Sketchbook, and I thought it might be fun for you to see them, too. 🙂